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Hygrophorus sp.1
Hygrophorus sp.2
Hygrocybe conica
Hygrocybe persistens
Hygrocybe cf.persistens
Hygrocybe virginea = Camarophyllus niveus
Hygrocybe sp.3
Hygrocybe sp.4
Hygrocybe sp.5
Hygrocybe sp.7
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The family Hygrophoraceae consists of some 9 genera and over 300 species worldwide. They are commonly known as the waxy caps because of the waxy appearance of the basidiome. The genus Hygrocybe is one of the most colourful within the Agaricales, often boasting bright reds and yellow.

Gill attachment is adnate to subdecurrent but occasionally decurrent (as in subgen.
Camarophyllus). Gill trama are variable and can be divergent (as in Hygrophorus) to parallel or interwoven (Hygrocybe). Spores are usually ellipsoid and smooth. However one important microscopic character is the basidium which in many members of the Hygropharaceae is narrow and elongated usually (5-10x width).
Hygrophoraceae
Representative species
References: Hygrophoraceae - Zipcodezoo
Hygrocybe - Key to British species
Hygrophorus s.l. - AH Smith & Hesler monograph (US)
Hygrocybe
Hygrophorus
Hygrocybe cf. persistens
Hygrocybe virginea
Hygrocybe sp.7
Hygrocybe persistens
Hygrocybe sp.3
Hygrocybe sp.4
Hygrocybe sp.5
Hygrocybe conica
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Hygrophorus sp.1
Hygrophorus sp.2